For party hosts who want to try their hands at making homemade buffalo wings for the 2015 Super Bowl, there are tons of recipes on the Internet. But which one is best? With a slew of sites to choose from, it could be confusing to decide which recipe to pick.
Alton Brown, “Good Eats” star and host of “Kitchen Nightmares,” has a five-star recipe that reportedly takes less than two hours to make. It also might be a good choice for those who want to be relatively healthy, since Brown’s version is baked instead of fried. Brown’s recipe is for 12 wings, which is supposed to serve four, so if you’re having more people or are extra hungry, double the recipe.
There are only five ingredients:
12 whole chicken wings
3 ounces of unsalted butter
1 small clove garlic minced
¼ cup of hot sauce
½ teaspoon kosher salt.
Brown recommends steaming the wings for 10 minutes and then letting them cool in the refrigerator for an hour. When they’re ready to be cooked, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and cook them 20 minutes on a parchment-lined baking tray. For the sauce, melt the butter with garlic and then add the hot sauce and salt. When the wings are ready, toss them in the sauce. For the full recipe and complete instructions, click here.
For those who prefer fried chicken wings, the following recipe by Food Network Magazine could be the answer. It’s also a little more complicated.
The Food Network Magazine recipe has seven ingredients for the dipping sauce and seven ingredients for the wings and buffalo sauce, however, it reportedly only takes 45 minutes to make. To create the dip, mix sour cream, bleu cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, milk and lemon juice in a bender so it’s combined but still chunky. Add salt and pepper to taste. For the wings, heat vegetable oil in a skillet on high and prepare a rimmed baking sheet. Before the wings are fried, dip them in a mix of flour and paprika. Fry them for about 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown. While those are cooking, combine hot sauce, butter and honey over the stove until the butter melts and the sauce thickens. Then toss the wings in the sauce and serve with bleu cheese dip. For the complete recipe and full list of ingredients, click here.
Super Bowl XLIX will be broadcast live Sunday on NBC from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Kickoff time is 6:30 p.m., EST.
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